U.K. stocks higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 1.71%

Jun 22, 2018

Investing.com – U.K. stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Oil Equipment Services&Distribution, Oil&Gas Producers and Mining sectors led shares higher.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 gained 1.71%.

The best performers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Glencore PLC (LON:GLEN), which rose 4.18% or 15.55 points to trade at 387.15 at the close. Meanwhile, Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC (LON:HIK) added 3.92% or 54.00 points to end at 1430.00 and Royal Dutch Shell PLC B (LON:RDSb) was up 3.46% or 90.50 points to 2707.50 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Coca Cola HBC AG (LON:CCH), which fell 0.78% or 20.0 points to trade at 2535.0 at the close. Shire PLC (LON:SHP) declined 0.54% or 22.00 points to end at 4066.00 and AstraZeneca PLC (LON:AZN) was down 0.49% or 26.00 points to 5229.00.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the London Stock Exchange by 1196 to 626 and 345 ended unchanged.

Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.01% or 0.10 to $1270.60 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 4.61% or 3.02 to hit $68.56 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 2.51% or 1.83 to trade at $74.88 a barrel.

GBP/USD was up 0.16% to 1.3262, while EUR/GBP rose 0.14% to 0.8775.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.21% at 94.34.